Jesse James and His Ex Spar in an Ugly
In the midst of a bitter custody dispute over his daughter Sunny, 5, Monster Garage star Jesse James has a request for his ex, former porn queen Janine Lindemulder: Leave his current wife, Sandra Bullock, out of it. After Lindemulder told Good Morning America that Bullock was trying to "take away my daughter," James' attorney fired back, saying Bullock "is not a party to this litigation" and that the matter should be reserved for "the courtroom." James, 40, and Bullock, 45, have been raising Sunny while Lindemulder, 41, served four months in federal prison for tax evasion (she's now out on probation after two months in a halfway house). Court papers show Lindemulder is seeking money from James so she can be an "active parent" and reside near Sunny's school. Lindemulder concedes that Sunny "adores Sandra. She's good to my daughter, and that's all I care about." Still, James has voiced concerns over Lindemulder's alleged drug use, her August marriage to a convicted felon and her ties to the porn world. Lindemulder says she's now drug-free, pursuing a career in the tattoo industry–and, despite her earlier statements, wants to make peace with her ex: "I just want the opportunity to be the best mother I can. I want to be forgiven so I can move forward with my life."
Chris Brown & Rihanna
HE SAID, SHE SAID
On Nov. 6 Rihanna broke her silence about being assaulted by Chris Brown, telling 20/20's Diane Sawyer what caused the incident: "I caught him in a lie, and he wouldn't tell the truth, and I wouldn't drop it.... It escalated into him being violent." Says Brown: "I respect Rihanna's right to discuss the events...[but] the details should remain a private matter."
IS K-FED'S GIRLFRIEND PREGNANT?
According to a tabloid report, Kevin Federline's girlfriend of about one year Victoria Prince, 26, "found out in mid-October that she's expecting." But it's news to Federline, 31, who has four children with exes Shar Jackson and Britney Spears. A pal tells Scoop, "Victoria is 100 percent not pregnant." That sentiment is echoed by his rep.
Has Gossip Girl finally gone too far?
With its oversexed socialites and racy ads, edgy content is routine for the CW hit. But a TV watchdog group likened Monday's threesome to "adult film." Was it in poor taste or downright delicious?
50% NO WAY! LOVING IT!
50% YES. KIDS WATCH THIS!
Taylor Swift has plenty of sass! During her Nov. 7 Saturday Night Live monologue, the songstress slammed a former flame–and air-kissed her current sweetheart!
ON JOE JONAS
Swift referred to their breakup, singing, "You might think I'd bring up Joe, that guy that broke up with me on the phone.... I'm not going to mention him in my monologue. Hey, Joe, I'm doing real well. I'm hosting SNL!"
ON TAYLOR LAUTNER
She sang, "If you're wondering if I might be dating the werewolf from Twilight ... I'm not going to comment on that in my monologue." Then she paused, mouthed "Hi, Taylor," blew a kiss toward the camera and winked!
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
A UNITED FRONT
As Josh Duhamel, 37, denied stripper Nicole Forrester's claims that they slept together, Fergie jetted to his side in Atlanta, where they shared a romantic dinner at Chops Lobster Bar. Though an onlooker tells Scoop the couple were "snuggling up" over lobster, steak and a bottle of chardonnay, a source close to Fergie, 34, says the newlyweds are working through a rough patch. "These cheating allegations aren't new to Fergie," says the source. "She doesn't know what she's going to do."
'Working Hard as a Family to Heal'
Ten months after the loss of their 16-year-old son Jett, the Travolta family came out in public to applaud the talents of their daughter Ella Bleu, 9, in their new family film Old Dogs. "We decided it was okay to come out ... to introduce her to the world and to give her a beautiful future in film," John Travolta told USA Today. The family is coping with Jett's death with the help of Scientology counselors. "We've been working very hard as a family to heal," he said. "We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping."
REAL ESTATE WATCH
COUPLES ON THE MOVE!
KIM KARDASHIAN & REGGIE BUSH
After reuniting less than two months ago, Kim Kardashian, 29, and her beau, footballer Reggie Bush, 24, are leaving their single lives–and respective pads–behind for a home together. The couple have narrowed their search down to Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills. "After they got back together, they were both looking for new places and decided to take the next step in their relationship," a friend says of the couple. Despite their busy schedules the pair are committed to working out this time, and making a home "will be a fun time in their lives."
CLAIRE DANES & HUGH DANCY
Claire Danes, 30, and Hugh Dancy, 34, recently tied the knot, but it's house hunting in upstate New York that's reportedly kept them busy. "They're serious about a house they've been looking at," says a source.
90210's Jessica Lowndes celebrated her 21st birthday with a Moulin Rouge-themed bash at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She was joined by costars AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes, who all got dolled up to play the part of sexy sirens past. The group ended the night with a tower of red velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles (Lowndes' favorite)!
CAUGHT IN THE ACT!
11/5, N.Y.C.: Lovebirds Jennifer Morrison of House and Prison Break's Amaury Nolasco got cozy and browsed the racks of designer duds at Lucky Shops–a fund-raiser benefiting Dress for Success, which outfits people in need for job interviews. 11/6, L.A.: Zac Efron hit the opening of Sam Nazarian's Hyde Lounge at Staples Center and made it a night to remember for a few pals who enjoyed their first-ever Lakers game from the exclusive lounge seats. N.Y.C.: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made it a girls' night out at the Isaac Mizrahi Live QVC party. Mary-Kate spotted her Weeds costar Mary-Louise Parker and darted over for a hug.